FASHION SCOUT IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WESTMINSTER GRADUATE KATIE ANN MCGUIGAN, FOUNDER OF K A MCGUIGAN IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE COVETED MERIT AWARD. 

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SELECTED FROM HUNDREDS OF APPLICANTS, KATIE’S BOLD SILHOUETTES AND COLOUR PALETTE DROPPED JAWS AT THIS SEASON’S SELECTION PANEL. SHE FOLLOWS IN THE SUCCESSFUL FOOTSTEPS OF PAST WINNERS INCLUDING DAVID KOMA, EUDON CHOI, PHOEBE ENGLISH, ROBERTS|WOOD, HAN WEN AND XIAO LI.

BORN OUT OF A FASCINATION WITH YOUTH GROUPS IN RUSSIAN AND UKRANIAN PRISONS, KATIE'S GRADUATE COLLECTION UTILISED SIMPLISTIC TOOLS TO CREATE A MYRIAD OF INTERACTIONS AND EMOTION. HER PLAYFUL USE OF VINYL PRINTS LAYERED ONTO GEOMETRIC LASER CUT LEATER PANELS AND COMBINATIONS OF DIGITAL AND SCREEN PRINTED TEXTILES CREATE A COMPLEX BUT AESTHETICALLY PLEASING SILHOUETTE. 

AFTER ACHIEVING MY GOALS TO CREATE A VIBRANT, PRINT HEAVY COLLECTION FOR MY DEGREE COURSE, THAT I WAS IMMENSELY PROUD OF, I AM BEYOND GRATEFUL THAT I WAS CONSIDERED FOR THE MERIT AWARD. FASHION SCOUT, BY GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO YET AGAIN BE AMBITIOUS WITHIN MY OWN WORK, ALLOWing ME TO CREATE ANOTHER COLLECTION AND LAUNCH MY OWN BRAND AS WELL AS SIMULTANEOUSLY PROVIDING ME WITH A WONDERFUL PLATFORM TO MAKE MY MARK AS AN UPCOMING YOUNG DESIGNER, HAS FULFILLED ONE OF MY MANY ASPIRATIONS. I AM EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY AND EAGER TO PROGRESS THROUGHOUT.”

IN WINNING THIS SEASON’S MERIT AWARD KATIE ANN WILL RECEIVE A FULLY SPONSORED CATWALK SHOW DURING LONDON FASHION WEEK AS WELL AS EXHIBITING IN THE FASHION SCOUT LONDON EXHIBITION WHERE SHE WILL BE INTRODUCED TO LEADING PRESS AND BUYERS.

“KATIE’S COLLECTION IS A SKILFUL DEMONSTRATION OF CRAFTSMANSHIP. HER WORK STOOD OUT AT THE SELECTION PANEL AS A CLEAR WINNER OF THIS SEASON’S MERIT AWARD. I AM DELIGHTED THAT WE ARE ABLE TO SUPPORT TALENTED YOUNG GRADUATES ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS THROUGH OUR INITIATIVE”

MARTYN ROBERTS, FASHION SCOUT’S FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR

 

KATIE ANN MCGUIGAN WILL SHOWCASE HER AW17 COLLECTION AT FASHION SCOUT LONDON ON SATURDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2017 AT 16.30 DURING LONDON FASHION WEEK. 

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